The concept of ‘home’ has always occupied an indeterminate space: it can refer to a place that has been left behind, or a place to which one returns, or a new place that one, even temporarily, ‘takes up’ (for example, a hotel room). This then means that ‘home’ may refer to a deeply familiar or foreign place, or it may simply be a passing point of reference. This lack of clarity in its meaning has also resulted in its being mythified as a site of utopian belonging. This project explores ideas of 'home' and has involved a broad range of participant-contributors who have posed for me in the studio, eyes closed, in reverie; they were also asked to reflect upon their own life experiences through photographs and to 'donate' an image they regard as symbolic of their idea of 'home'.
Internationally funded photographic project and exhibition at the University of Northampton (April 2014) and Brown University, Rhode Island, USA (February 2014).